The Paris Wife: A Novel - Chapters 5 through 8 Summary & Analysis

Paula McLain
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Chapters 5 through 8 Summary

Chapter 5

Hadley didn't mention Ernest to Fonnie when she returned. Hadley was stunned when Fonnie handed her a special delivery letter from Ernest. He wrote that life was emptier without her. She wrote him back immediately and kissed the envelope on impulse.

Chapter 6

The letters were coming from Ernest - sometimes two or three a day. His letters were full of tenderness, romance, and warmth. A few things about Hemingway's family problems emerged in his letters. He adored his father who was a practicing obstetrician and outdoorsman who engendered in his son a love for hunting and fishing. He referred to his mother as "that bitch." She was the dominant one in the marriage and was unbendable in her ideas about life. Hadley, of course, had problems with her own mother but she had always kept her feelings repressed. She admired Ernest's ability to speak...

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